Component Object Model (COM) Error – NTE_BAD_FLAGS 0x80090009

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “NTE_BAD_FLAGS 0x80090009” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message

NTE_BAD_FLAGS 0x80090009

What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

Invalid flags specified.